Because of his physicallity and his " Angas" , Admit it or not, the 2013 PBA 1st round 2nd pick overall Calvin Abueva is one of the most hated players in the Philippines Basketball Association today. Banging bodies with the most popular PBA player James Yap in the semifinals match and stopping the crowd favorite Ginebra San Miguel in the Finals last conference makes him more unlovely to the eyes of the majority of the fans.
Despite a very good PBA statistics last two conferences , the 24 years old freshmen failed to grab the Best player of the Conference awards and the Finals MVP. Why? It is because Calvin Abueva failed to command votes from media men and officials. Will this be the same dilemma he will facing a shot of a once in a lifetime opportunity in getting the rookie-MVP award?
The beast from San Sebastian is leading the 2013 MVP race with 21.4 statistical points (sps) through the Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup combined ahead of Petron's Arwind Santos and Asia's best point guard and Gilas Pilipinas member Jayson Castro.
2013 PBA MVP OFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES
1. Calvin Abueva
2. Arwind Santos
4. Sol Mercado
5.Ranidel De Ocampo
7. JV Casio
10. Mark Pingris
2013 PBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR LIST OF CANDIDATES1. Calvin Abueva
2. Junmar Fajardo
3. Cliff Hodge
4. Chris Ellis